Anonymous asked in Social ScienceEconomics · 1 decade ago

What would happen if the economy wasn't even real?

What if there was no such thing as an economy that could be controlled and be guaranteed to succeed? And then one day it just broke. And then no one was employed and no one could fix it. And wars started. And people started breaking and smashing and bombing other countries to try to make their own economies get fixed.

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    That is a strange question and you took a quantum leap in logic concerning what would happen. The best way to avoid a "formal" or complicated economy is to go back to an agrarian society and economy. Survivalist mode if you will. Get a small farm and become self sufficient. We would probably be better off today if we lived like the Mennonites or the Amish. The system has gotten so large and complicated that it is bound to have a complete melt down like the 1930s.

    Source(s): History
  • 1 decade ago

    Then someone would need something, and someone else would offer to provide it in return for something else, creating a barter economy. Then someone would suggest tracking the balance of these "favors" with some easily transferable currency, creating a money economy.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's a good thing that's not the case.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    that's how it was before capitalism.

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